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Sorbet Peony

Easy to grow in any climate or soil

  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Height/Habit: 36 - 48 inches
  • Zone: 3-8
  • Flowering Date: Late spring to early summer

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Sorbet Peony

Easy to grow in any climate or soil! The unusual pink and white, 5-7" double blooms of this hybrid are as delectable as an elegant dessert. The fragrant flowers provide breathtaking beauty in early summer, and the handsome foliage turns red in autumn. These bushy plants grow up to 3' tall and require little care. Plant in full sun or partial shade. Space 36-48" apart. 2-3 eye division. Zones 3-8. Paeonia lactiflora 'Sorbet' Deer tend to avoid.
Product Details
  • Season Fall
  • Botanical NamePaeonia lactiflora 'Sorbet'
  • Ships As2-3 EYE BAREROOT
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread36 inches
  • Spacing36 inches
  • Hardiness Zone3-8
  • Flowering DateLate spring to early summer
  • Planting InstructionsPlant with eyes 2" below soil level. Planting too deep will result in poor flowering.
  • Winter CareNone, except to mulch the first winter especially if fall planted.
  • Flower Form5-7" double blooms.
  • Foliage TypeLong dark green foliage, turns reddish in fall.
  • Borders1
  • Pruning TimeAfter flowering and after tops freeze in fall.
  • FragranceSweet
  • ResistanceExcellent resistance to pests and diseases.
  • Soil RequirementPrefers well drained, but suitable for almost all types of soils.
  • PruningOnly to remove spent blooms and remove tops after freezing in fall. After flowering and after tops freeze in fall.
  • Unique CharactersticsVery strong, early growing, unique flower form and color.
  • Shipped2-3 EYE BAREROOT
  • Height/Habit36 - 48 inches
  • Growth RateMedium
Shipping Information

When will my order ship?

Orders for in-stock seeds, general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping time frames outlined below:

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

2017 Fall Shipping Schedule
Zone Perennials, Bulbs & Potted Plants
1A-2B 9/5/2017 – 11/3/2017
3A-10B 9/5/2017 - 11/17/2017
Last Order Date Zones 1-2: 10/30/2017
Zones 3-10: 11/13/2017

Shipping Note:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Based on the contents of your order we always strive to ship your order complete, and as early as possible. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Bare-root perennials, trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant. This promotes optimum transit conditions and success in your garden. In the Fall, these plants tend to arrive at the later end of the shipping window.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order.

For trees and other oversize items, we do not ship to PO boxes and it will be delivered via FedEx Home delivery.

After you place your order, you will receive an email confirmation with the details of your order and a delivery estimate.

You will also receive an email notification when your order ships with an updated arrival estimate.

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Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.

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Peony care
Oct 14, 2017
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By their nature peonies do not like to be transplanted. A 3-year wait for blooms is perfectly normal unless you purchase potted plants from a local nursery, in which case you will pay much more. Even when transplanting established peonies, you can expect an extended setback before they begin to bloom again. Some sellers don't mention this fact thinking it will hurt sales. Experienced gardeners know that peonies require time. I think peonies are totally worth the wait.
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Waiting for blooms
Aug 25, 2017
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Planted the bare root in fall 2015. Still waiting for blooms. I read that sometimes it takes 2-3 years. If it doesn't bloom next year I may replace it.
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Late Bloomer
Aug 7, 2017
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I bought mine in 2010. Didn't get my first bloom until 2013 - I was ready to pull it up! Got a single bloom that year. The next two years it continued to multiply in blooms. Blooms are beautiful pink. I really started enjoying them!
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Apr 17, 2015
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Planted my sprouts on March 8th, 2015. Had a bud n bloomed on April 15th. So excited. But doesn't look like the picture. Hopefully when it gets bigger it will have a bigger bloom.
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